Pediatric Care Coordination in EMS Agencies – Improving Child Health Outcomes in Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health

Principal Investigators: Toni Gross, MD, MPH and Gail Gibson, RN, MSN, FABC

This project will improve system readiness in Louisiana’s emergency healthcare system by creating a statewide consortium of PECCs in EMS agencies. Establishing this statewide system of collaboration will provide resources, support networks, education, training, and personnel development that will ultimately improve pediatric emergency care across Louisiana. Data from multiple EMS agencies collectively serving over 35,000 pediatric patients annually will be linked to hospital ED data to determine how the presence of PECCs in the pre-hospital setting affects pediatric patient health outcomes.